Meet Jill Dunlop
Jill Dunlop proudly represents Simcoe North as your Member of Provincial Parliament.
Through her lived experiences, she has witnessed firsthand the importance of small businesses in fostering a strong sense of community, which are often owned by local families, just like her grandparents did with Dunlop Plumbing for 64 years. Jill’s parents have been successful in their political roles over the years and were always actively engaged community members.
Before being elected as MPP for Simcoe North, Jill attended Western University in London, later joining the faculty of Georgian College at the Orillia Campus in various teaching roles and facilitating field placements and internships for students.
Jill is a proud mother of three very different postsecondary-aged daughters, all of whom provide her with a unique insight into the world of higher education.
In 2019, Jill was appointed Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues in the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services, where the role opened doors to engaging introductions, discussions, and results-driven initiatives with families, organizations, and services throughout the province.
In 2021, Jill was appointed Minister of Colleges and Universities and continues in that role today, working closely with and supporting those attending postsecondary institutions across Ontario and beyond.
Jill currently also sits on the Economic and Resource Policy Committee at Queen’s Park.